Full Production Release, with Online Payment Ready

Posted by admin in Featured on December 23, 2010 with 1 Comment

Following our recent soft launch of the service in late last month, we are proud to announce that the cloud service is in FULL PRODUCTION now, and able to accept online orders since 20th December 2010. With this release, you can create cloud servers within minutes by yourselves, not days with a typical hosting provider.

The production release is a major milestone for us. Since we have opened our public beta back in August, the team has worked tirelessly to fine-tune the system. Kudos also to our beta community and partners, their feedback has been invaluable for us to ensure we provide the cloud service of choice!

In the production release, besides running on a bigger and better cloud infrastructure clusters, we have also revised the overall user interface with a more streamlined design which allowed more working spaces and easy to understand navigation. Furthermore, based on the user feedback, we have decided to restrict the shrinking of hard disk space only to our administrator via request. The feature was made available to our users earlier, however it is found dangerous for newbies, where they would just shrink the hard disk, chopping off the data on it! Another enhancement includes the AES 256 encryption to your data on our cloud clusters – which means that your data is safely yours, away from prying eyes.

In conjunction with the production release, we have extended the typical 5 – day free trials on our website to 7 days!

Sign-up now, gives us a test, and sees how easy it is to deploy your servers within minutes with full root access!

Create Servers, Forget Hardware.

SKALI Cloud team.

10 Cloud Predictions for 2011 — by Forrester Research

Posted by admin in Featured on December 18, 2010 with No Comments

Famous Forrester’s Principal Analyst James Staten has posted his 10 Cloud Computing Prediction for 2011. Specifically in the area of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) — where SKALI Cloud’s niche market is. He sees the increasing  importance of cloud computing to organisation worldwide, it drives the costs down, provides flexibility, however it creates a widening gap between those that take advantage of cloud computing and those that don’t.

IaaS is one of the 15 technologies listed in the Top 15 Technology Trends EA Should Watch_2011 To 2013 report released last month, and in his blog, James elaborates this in greater detail.

  1. And The Empowered Shall Lead Us
  2. You will build a private cloud, and it will fail. And this is a good thing.
  3. Hosted private clouds will outnumber internal clouds 3:1
  4. Community clouds will arrive, thank to compliance
  5. Workstation applications will bring HPC to the masses
  6. Cloud economics gets switched on. Being cheap is good
  7. The BI gap will widen
  8. Information is power and a new profit center
  9. Cloud standards still won’t be here — get over it
  10. Cloud security will be proven but not by the providers alone

Go ahead for the details on his blog – he drills deeper on each of the above points.

At SKALI, we are putting our bets on providing the most reliable & flexible cloud-based infrastructure services suitable for the SME market and many large enterprises web projects. Our platform runs on any OS including Windows and all Linux variants. We have Persistent storage and servers. Resources are bought individually with no bundling in a flexible pay-as-you-go model. It means you can instantly create, start, stop and delete servers as and when you need them. We turn CPU, RAM, data storage and data transfer into utilities similar to your electricity and water usage. We give you exactly how much of each as you need them over time.

What would be your next year cloud prediction?

SKALI Cloud team.

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